With a vision to ‘Cultivate one Million children in India as Neoteric Innovators’, K.R. Mangalam World School, GK-II has established Atal Tinkering
Laboratory (ATL) in school under the flagship of Atal Innovation Mission and Niti Aayog. The objective of this laboratory is to foster curiosity,
creativity, and imagination in young minds and inculcate skills such as design mindset, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing etc.
ATL is a workspace where young minds give shape to their ideas through hands on do-it-yourself mode; and learn innovation skills. Young children get a chance to work with tools and equipment to understand the concepts of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).
In order to foster inventiveness among students, ATL conducts different activities ranging from ATL is equipped with educational and learning ‘do it yourself’ kits and equipment on – science, electronics, robotics, open-source microcontroller boards, sensors and 3D printer and computers. Regional and National level competitions, exhibitions, workshops on problem solving, designing and fabrication of products, lecture series etc. are conducted at periodic intervals as per the guidelines from Atal Innovation Mission.
ATL is an approach of the Central government of India to create an environment of scientific temperament, innovation, creativity amongst Indian Students. It is a step towards the new India. Realizing the need to create a scientific temper and cultivate the spirit of curiosity and innovation among young minds, KRM supports the establishment of a network of ATAL Tinkering Laboratories (ATL).